The Pope welcomed the ceasefire agreement in the Donbas

Pope Francis welcomed the agreement on ceasefire in the Donbas reached by the Trilateral contact group. He said this during a Sunday service, according to Vatican News.

The Pontiff thanked the parties for “the sign of good faith, intended to bring the much desired peace in the region is suffering.”

“I pray that what was agreed, finally, it was implemented in practice, including the effective disarmament and demining,” said the Pope.

According to him, “only in this way will be able to restore confidence and lay the foundations for reconciliation that is so necessary and welcome”.

In 2014, immediately after the annexation of Crimea, Russia has begun armed aggression in Eastern Ukraine. Fighting underway between Ukraine’s Armed forces on the one hand, and the Russian army and Russian-backed militants, who control part of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, on the other. Officially, Russia does not recognize its invasion of Ukraine, despite Ukraine presented the facts and evidence.

July 22, 2020 the Office of the President of Ukraine said that the trilateral contact group during the videoconference agreed on a full and comprehensive ceasefire in the Donbass from midnight on July 27. “Compliance with full and comprehensive ceasefire in case it is observed by the other party, is the basic prerequisite for the implementation of the Minsk agreements and opens the way for implementation of other provisions of those agreements”, – emphasized in the message of the OP.

President Vladimir Zelensky said that the combined forces in the Donbass will be to respond to enemy attacks after the ceasefire went into force. He also said that the cease fire must be signed by all participants of the Normandy format.

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